Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Ghost Town

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Ghost Town

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1. Manchester town hall, city centre Alongside spooky councillors, the corridors of the town hall are believed to be haunted by the ghost of a Victorian policeman.

2. Underground Manchester, city centre Deep underneath the city a labyrinth of tunnels was built during the Second World War.

The tunnels include the remnants of a tube station that never was, a communications bunker, air raid shelters, canals and even shops.

You can even book tickets on a ghost walk to explore the tunnels organised by Flecky Bennett, who will tell visitors all about Scary Mary, Maria and Derek who occupy the creepy tunnels.

3. Ordsall Hall, Salford Several tales surround how the ghost of Ordsall Hall came to haunt the Salford Tudor manor.

The ghost, named The White Lady, has been said to be the maid of honour of Queen Elizabeth I, a jilted bride or Margaret Radclyffe who died of a broken heart in 1599.

Watch live ghost cams from 5pm to 8pm on the Ordsall Hall website, or even spend a night inside the building if you are brave enough.

4. Albert Hall, city centre The ground floor of the venue, which featured on TV series Most Haunted, is said to be occupied by a poltergeist. When it operated as Brannigans pub staff claimed there was a ghost smashing glasses, fiddling with taps and even pushing people down stairs.

5. Manchester Cathedral, city centre In the late 1840s a man is reported to have been haunted by his sister Fanny.

The man saw his sister standing in the nave of the building, and was quite surprised as he thought she was many miles away.

When he called out to the woman she suddenly vanished. The following day he received news Fanny had died.

6. Wardley Hall, Worsley The hall, one of the only buildings in the North West to be mentioned in the Domesday Book, is the official residence of the Roman Catholic Bishops of Salford. …

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